The "Irish Coffee" was invented in the 1940's in Ireland (who would of thought.) It soon migrated to the United States and landed in the heart of San Francisco. The Buena Vista in San Francisco is said to be the heart of Irish Coffee and has sold more than 30 million glasses! Now that's a lot of caffeine...
Here is the perfect recipe for this classic drink by Drew Levinson:
- 1 1/2 oz Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
- 4 oz Coffee
- 1 Tbs Sugar
- 1 oz Fresh Whipped Cream (unsweetened)
In a glass or mug combine the coffee, whiskey and sugar. Shake the cream to aerate and gently poor on top of the coffee to create a 1 inch layer of fresh cream on top.